FIP Fuengirola

FIP FUENGIROLA – INTERNATIONAL VILLAGES FAIR

The International Villages Fair in is one of the most interesting events on the Costa del Sol leisure calendar. An unbeatable opportunity to learn about the culture and customs of the multiple nationalities residing in the municipality of Málaga. The first Villages Fair in Fuengirola took place in 1994. Ever since, it has been held each year between April and May at the municipality’s Fair Centre, becoming one of the most traditional events in Fuengirola. A space located in the town centre, very near the commuter train station and the interurban bus terminal. It also has parking for those who prefer to arrive by car. So, come on down and enjoy FIP Fuengirola.

 

An extensive and varied programme of activities

FIP Fuengirola, International Villages Fair in Fuengirola

Entry to the International Villages Fair is free and allows you to enjoy an extensive and varied programme of activities.

Firstly, there is an official programme put together by the Town hall. It includes different activities for sharing gastronomy, folklore, customs and music from the different countries and Spanish regions participating in the event.

Secondly, each participating nation and region puts together the programme of activities that will be taking place at their booths.

You will also be able to enjoy the exhibition and sale of traditional products from each participating country and region.

At the fair centre entrance, right in front of the booths, there are usually attractions for little ones, as well as a space for the International Sample Fair.

 

Visit over 20 countries without leaving Fuengirola

FIP Fuengirola

The FIP is an annual invitation to visit over 20 countries without leaving Fuengirola, and to learn about the culture and customs of several Spanish regions.

There are always more countries than Spanish regions represented at FIP.

Among the many countries that have taken part in FIP Fuengirola since 1994 are United States, Australia, Egypt, Venezuela, Mexico, Senegal, India, Hawaii, Finland, Norway, Ital, Japan and many more.

The Spanish regions that have been present at this multicultural event include Navarra, Canarias, Castilla-León, Asturias and, of course, Andalusia.

Things to do and see at FIP Fuengirola

FIP Fuengirola, Feria Internacional de los Pueblos

The international journey through FIP Fuengirola includes numerous fun activities and multicultural coexistence among families, friends and visitors. The many things you can do and see during this festival include:

  • Taste the multiple flavours of the traditional cuisine of each participating country and Spanish region. From dishes of the most exotic and furthest away countries to the Spanish regions that take part in the fair. An exquisite tasting of international and national gastronomy.
  • Watch the multicultural parade, in which all the delegations at each edition of FIP take part. You will enjoy seeing the eye-catching and colourful traditional dress of each region.
  • Attend the different performances of traditional dance that take place throughout the five days of the Fair.
  • Enjoy the numerous musical concerts of native groups that come to Fuengirola for this event. Live music in a multicultural and festive atmosphere.
  • Buy traditional products from each place. Without leaving Fuengirola, you can acquire numerous items made in far-off countries and regions.
  • Learn first-hand about the culture, customs and way of life of each village taking part at the fair.
  • Experience the festival in the company of people from other countries and Spanish regions. You will need hours to tour all the booths at the centre and to enjoy the daily performances of each one.
  • Enjoy a festive, cosmopolitan and multicultural environment.

Fuengirola Town Hall puts together the official FIP programme and the Fair Centre layout with the location of the booths of the countries and regions that take part at each edition.

 

OFFICIAL 2018 FIP FUENGIROLA PROGRAMME

FIP Fuengirola programm 2018

FIP Fuengirola 2018 starts on Friday 27th April and lasts until Tuesday 1st May. It will be the 24th edition of this multicultural festival. And as ever, it will be held at Fuengirola Fair Centre. Visitors will this year be able to enjoy some surprises that have been prepared by the Puerto Rico, South Africa and Ukraine stands, who are participating for the first time, bringing the total to 31 countries and 4 Spanish regions. So, you will be able to visit 35 stands and attend endless multicultural activities.

 

FIP PROGRAM

Friday 27th April

12:00 “FIM” – International Display Fair opens.
13:00 Stands open. Gastronomy, arts and crafts and folk performances at all stands.
04:00 Stands close.

Saturday 28th April

12:00 “FIM” – International Display Fair opens.
13:00 Stands open. Gastronomy, arts and crafts and folk performances at all stands.
04:00 Stands close.
 

Sunday 29th April

12:00 “FIM” – International Display Fair opens.
13:00 Stands open. Gastronomy, arts and crafts and folk performances at all stands.
04:00 Stands close.

Monday 30th April

12:00 “FIM” – International Display Fair opens.
13:00 Stands open. Different group performances at all stands.
04:00 Stands close.

Tuesday 1st May

12:00 “FIM” – International Display Fair opens.
13:00 Stands open. Different group performances at all stands.
04:00 Stands close and End of the Fair.

Live group performances every day on the Plaza de España stage and at their respective stands. Free Entry.

 

WHERE TO STAY

Feria Internacional de los Pueblos Fuengirola

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